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· February, 2006

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from February, 2006

A List of French Authors Who Have Written on Africa

At the blog Conscious Generation, Another Africa blogger HBG publishes (FR) an exhaustive list of French authors who have written on Africa along with names of their works.

Kenya: Poverty eradication industry

ThinkersRoom comments on the growing poverty eradication industry…“Poverty is one of the biggest employers, and what’s more, has created some of the biggest gravy trains in history”

Sierra Leone: Music for reconciliation

Soul on Ice reports on a visit by UK “emcee and dj of Original Fever on BBC 1Xtra” to Sierra Leone “and dropped a wikid and very heartening documentary on...

Nigeria: Webmasters & webdesigners unite online

Emmanuel Oluwatosin’s Thought Line reports on a new online space specifically for Nigerian webmasters and webdesigners..

Sudan: Sudanese officals involved in HR violations

Passion of the Present reports on the release of the names of high ranking Sudanese officials involved in “gross human rights violations”….”The names on the U.N. sanctions list underscore how...

Africa is a continent NOT a country

Confessions of the Mind criticises those who persist in referring to Africa as a country “Africa is a continent and not a country”.…”I am really tired of having my continent...

South Africa: Failed habitats

African HOUSEIT writes on “Failed Habitats” that is the thousands of homes that lack proper sewage systems and water supplies...”Thousands in the area have no private access to water, and...

Ethiopia: Role of the Diaspora

Weichegud!ET Politics continues her discussion on the role of the Ethiopian Diaspora in mobilizing and lobbying for a better Ethiopia.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe birthday speech

Zimbabwean blogger, the Bearded Man reports on Mugabe's birthday speech in which he blasts imperialism and gays and lesbians..on imperialism “in a state of readiness to fight the enemies who...

South Africa: Mbeki Interview

South Africa reports on a recent newspaper interview with South African President, Thabo Mbeki in which he covered mistakes by the Government in the first five years of local government,...

DRC: 38,000 still dying every month

Congo Watch reminds us that up to 38,000 people are still dying every month in the Democratic Republic of Congo...”The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains a humanitarian disaster...

Zimbabwe: Demonstrations on Mugabe's Birthday

President Mugabe celebrated his birthday last Tuesday. This is Zimbabwe reports that many citizens took to the streets in protests, demonstrations and sit-ins…“The ongoing countrywide demonstrations by students spread to...

Ethiopia: Yacob Hailemariam

Nazret.com reports on the continuing imprisonment of Ethiopian professor, Yacob Hailemariam. “Hailemariam left Virginia Beach for his native Ethiopia last year to try and spread the democratic values he’d come...

Octavia Butler: Science Fiction

Ore's Notes and Ramblings of an African Geek both mourn the passing of African American science fiction writer, Octavia Butler.

Uganda: Museveni wins

Jewels in the Jungle reports on the Ugandan elections won by Yoweri Museveni and writes “Museveni's win leaves Western donors in a dilemma. Unhappy that the constitution was changed to...

The week in Kenyan Blogs

Image courtesy of White African This week has Kenyan bloggers writing about very diverse topics, let us start with sports White African reminisces about rugby in Kenyan High schools ,...

Voices of African Women Bloggers

Mshairi calls for the abuse of women bloggers to stop! She recalls two recent incidents in the blogosphere where male bloggers “discussed and described women in misogynistic terms.” “The descriptions...

Report on Contracts Signed during the D.R. of Congo's Civil War Released

Le Blog du Congolais reports (FR) that a long awaited report on mining contracts signed during the Congolese civil war which ended in June 2003 was finally made available to...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security...

Adefunke on Adfunke gives us an insight into a Lagos wedding shower which included karaoke, a question and answer session between the bride to be and friends “how did ya’ll...

About our Sub-Saharan Africa coverage

Nwachukwu Egbunike is the Sub-Saharan Co-Editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Njeri Wangari is the Sub-Saharan Africa Co-editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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